Peter Provenchere and Frederick Butler v. Thompson Bird
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Territory of MissouriMissouri
County of St LouisCounty of St Louis


The United StatesUnited States of
AmericaAmerica to any Judge or
Justice of the peace of
Batton Rogue, in the states of Louisiania greeting

we reposing special writ and confidence
in your in and circumspection, do request
and command you that you cause to come,
before you such persons as shall be named to
you by ThompsonThompson Bird BirdThompson Bird , and there examine
upon their corporal, oaths to be by you administred
touching their knowledge of any thing that may
relate, to a certain action, of trespass, on the
case now pending, in our said court
PeterPeter ProvenchereProvenchere , administrator of PhilipPhilip
Butler deceased is plaintiff and ThompsonThompson Bird ,
BirdThompson Bird , is defendant on the part of the
Defendant and having reduced the
said deposition so taken by you as aforesaid
to writing, you such the same under your
hand and seal, with this
to our said court with all

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Witness M,P LeducP Leduc , Clerk of our,
said court at the town of StSt Louis
LouisSt Louis this eleventh day of December eighteen hundred and seventeen, and of are Independ,
ence the forty second

M PP Leduc ,LeducP Leduc Clerk


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